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Time Team S01-E01 The Guerrilla Base of the King (Athelney, Somerset)

Mar 30, 2013

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The team have three days to investigate a site in Athelney, Somerset which could hold the key to one of the most crucial phases in English history - Alfred The Great's defeat of the Danes.

A field newly-shorn of its cabbage crop, an isolated apple orchard in bloom and the flanking farmlands that now cover the low-lying hills at Athelney, Somerset, could hold the key to one of the most crucial phases in English history: Alfred the Great's defeat of the Danes.

The Time Team archaeologists have just three days to sort out questions raised by a local farmer about the history on his doorstep. Was this once impenetrable, marsh-encircled site Alfred's hiding place? The fortress from which he launched forays against the bloodthirsty invaders?

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